Monday, July 30, 2012

24 Weeks (6 months!)

Hi, friends! I can't believe we're already at the 6 month mark; this pregnancy is really flying by! Although, thinking about it now, those first 19 weeks didn't exactly seem to fly by. Morning/afternoon/night sickness made for long days and difficulty eating, but the last 5 weeks sure have flown.

Zach has truly been my hero this week. Not that he isn't always worthy of that title, but this week he's more than earned it. He has worked so hard on Tiny's nursery; we decided yesterday that he sweated out at least 3 gallons of water. He's putting wainscoting in and it's turned out to be quite the project....just a little more time-consuming and expensive than we originally thought. But every time we get frustrated, we look down at Baby and know it will all be worth it when he arrives. Thank you for all your hard work, Z! Tiny and I are so proud of the carpenter you're becoming :).

To our Baby Boy:
Oh, Little Man, how funny you already are. You make us laugh all the time! You are such a wiggler, especially after I give you some Sour Patch Kids (hopefully my doctor isn't reading this). Your 6 month appointment last week went flawlessly; you are growing more and more every day. We recorded your heartbeat so we can listen to it anytime we's so incredible to think that your little heart has already beat over 2 million times. That's a lot! We are officially signed up for birthing classes so we can be fully prepared for your arrival; we can't wait to meet you, sweet boy. Mommy is going to treat you to a milkshake today just to show you how much you're loved.

How Far Along: 24 weeks, 3 days
Baby Size: 1 ft. long, just over 1 lb.
Total Weight Gain: 10-11 lbs. (double digits!)
Maternity Clothes? Mostly just dresses and flowy skirts
Stretch Marks? Not yet...still applying lots of lotion every night!
Sleep: Having a really lovely relationship with the couch these days. I find myself there most nights, only to be awakened at 5am when Zach comes into the living room afraid I've been kidnapped.
Best moment this week: Hearing Baby's heartbeat
Miss Anything? Sleeping on my's so hard to keep from it!
Movement: Tons! I recorded a video of Tiny dancin' at the pool last week and sent it to all our family....boy's got some moves.
Food Cravings: Chocolate milk....we probably should invest in a cow.
Anything making you queasy or sick? No, though I did throw up two mornings last week :(. Hopefully won't happen again!
Gender: Boy
Labor Signs: Not yet
Belly button in or out? Still an innie
Wedding rings on or off? On & loose
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy and blessed. I had one moody moment last week...poor Zach had to bear the brunt of it. Tiny and I got too hungry and weren't happy with Benihana for taking so long to prepare our food, but we cheered up after leaving nice and full.
Looking forward to: Finishing the nursery walls! It's been a BIG project, let me tell you. Hopefully we'll finish next weekend and I can show you guys what we (we being 96% Zach, 4% me) have been working so hard on.

Thank you for keeping up with our baby updates! Your comments always make me (and Little Guy!) smile.


  1. You have the cutest dresses! So glad everything with your pregnancy is going well. I can't wait to see the nursery! (and PS Benihana is my favorite restaurant!!! Jealous you got to go there, but yes they do take long sometimes!) Have a great week!

  2. YOU look so darling!! So happy for you!! yay for 6 months!! that's so exciting! you go girl for almost having the nursery painted!! You are probably more ready then we are! xoxo

  3. Your Zach seems like such a sweetie. I just envisioned this big guy rushing down the stairs frantic because he thought you had been kidnapped, and you passed out on the couch with candy all around you. Weird, I know. I like that you are treating Baby to a milkshake! cute cute

  4. Soo gorgeous! Can't wait to see Tiny's room :)

  5. Your bump is so perfectly round! So cute! I can't wait to see all of the work y'all have done in Tiny's room. I bet it is gorgeous! I loved the video you sent of Tiny dancing, you had better go ahead and enroll him in a dancing class...err..I mean something manly Zach! Your dress is adorable and so are you. Love you lots!!

  6. looking that dress--and you've only gained 10 pounds? thats amazing.

  7. Welcome to the 6 month club! You and your bump look adorable as always. I'm sorry about your throwing up this week. I pray that it doesn't happen again!

    Can't wait to see all the hard work that Zach put into the nursery. I think hubbies definitely deserve an award for sticking by their wives during this crazy time. I don't know how many times I've looked at my hubby during all this and wonder how he can be so patient.

  8. You look adorable! I can't wait to see everything Zach did! Hope you're doing well. :)

  9. I love that cute little bump you rock! You look so beautiful, Brittany!

    Can't wait to Tiny's nursery! I'm so excited! :-)

  10. Oh my goodness.... you look AMAZING! And don't worry, my baby gets a treat, or 5, every single day :) But I also do my best to fill up on fruits and veggies!
    Can't wait to see the nursery when it's finished :)

  11. WOW you look absolutely stunning!!!! I love your preggy style so much. I am 18 weeks and I can't wait till I get a big bump like you.
    Following ya! x

  12. I know all about wainscoting. We just did our whole bathroom in it from ceiling to floor and it was a cussing feast. But it looks do awesome and so do you!

  13. brittany!!! you are stunning! i am DROOLING over that dress. omygosh, where did you find it?!? and it is even prettier with a pregnant belly underneath. :)
    major props to zach...i am so excited to see your nursery!!
    happy six months to you all!! i love your updates. <3

  14. you make pregnancy look so fabulous! i just love your style!

  15. Loving the dress! You look gorgeous as usual!

  16. Loving the dress! You look gorgeous as usual!

  17. Just in case you didn't see my response on the blog:

    Brittany, I've had friends love the nap nanny, I did not. When she napped outside of her crib during the first two months it was typically on one of us or snuggled in our Boppy. I think it's a preference type of thing.

    I actually got our changing pad at a gently used baby sale nearby, it was still in the packaging. We had planned on purchasing one from Target I believe. I'd personally just look for the lowest priced that still has good reviews. They aren't on it very long and you can make it cute with covers. :)

    1. Thank you so much for your response...I'm still contemplating the nap nanny but will probably give in and try it out. Hope you and your little one are doing great!


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